Responses of Small Mammals to the Clearcutting of Northern Appalachian Forests

G. L. Kirkland
1977 Journal of Mammalogy  
sylwan 157 (7): 546−552, 2013 Michał Bogdziewicz Bogdziewicz M. 2013. Wpływ gospodarki leśnej na wybrane gatunki małych ssaków. Sylwan 157 (7): 546− −552. Maintaining biological diversity is one of the main goals of modern forestry. To reach this objective we need to know how management practices affect forest species. This study summarizes the results published in papers on the influence of clear−cutting on small mammals. Most of the studied species increased in abundance on clear−cuts. The
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